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My Journey From Actress to Filmmaker

@ VOL 33 ON APR 22, 2016

Annie Griffin is an Edinburgh based filmmaker. Originally from the US, she moved to the UK as a student.  She began her career as an actress in fringe theatre, frequently performing at the Edinburgh Festival. She formed her own production company in the 90s, and moved to Scotland. Her work includes The Book Group for Channel 4 and the feature film Festival. In 1992 she was fortunate to see Prince in concert at Earls Court on the Diamonds and Pearls tour.


SITEWIDE Search Results: “Acting”


Dnipro @ Coffeeshop FRIENDS'TIME Moskva
Jul 31, 2012


Gibsons @ Gibsons Public Art Gallery
Aug 02, 2013


Ekaterinburg @ Коворкинг "Соль"
Feb 27, 2014


Louisville @ ReSurfaced: A Pop-up Plaza on Main
Oct 16, 2014


Vologda @ TangoLoft
Jun 17, 2014


Beijing @ PKBJ Event 31 - The Dutch Ambassadors's Residence
Jun 03, 2015


Providence @ The Parlour
Jan 27, 2016


Eskişehir @ Kurşunlu Külliyesi Kültür Merkezi
May 07, 2016


Feb 15, 2017


New Haven @ Lotta Studio
May 29, 2019

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A Primer on Community Theater

@ VOL 32 ON DEC 02, 2014

David DuFour has a passion for theater.  His PechaKucha performance expands on thriving local and community theater in the USA and in particular the Elkhart Civic Theater in Indiana where Dave is the executive director.

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How to FAKE it in Hollywood

@ VOL 3 ON NOV 12, 2015

"I packed up everything I owned into my little red Chrysler LeBaron convertible, (I know, right, gayest car ever, and this was before I came out, which is a whole other PechaKucha), and I drove 2000 miles from Michigan to Los Angeles, to follow my dreams."

Brad Gorman wasn't always living a tranquil life in Benton Harbor, MI as Communications & Media Manager for Whirlpool Corporation. Nope, not always. In his twenties he gave it a "go" out in Hollywood where he learned a thing or two about the industry, rejection, persistence and how to "FAKE IT". In How to FAKE it in Hollywood from PechaKucha Night St. Joseph Vol. 3, Brad shares his Hollywood dream of making it big. 

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Thursday, December 31st, 2015. 

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Suspending Disbelief

@ VOL 130 ON NOV 25, 2015

"It's not to find an economic solution. It's about the desire to be part of a movement."

In "Suspending Disbelief" from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 130, James Sutherland shines a spotlight the theatre research and production engine known as CITA - International Centre for Theatre Arts, of which he is the Artistic Director. Here he passionately shares the driving philosophy of CITA reflecting on the challenges and successes of creating a multi-cultural theatre company based in Japan.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Friday, December 4th, 2015.  

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My Love for David Duchovny

@ VOL 9 ON NOV 20, 2015

Librarian, film and yoga enthusiast, Liz Myers wants you to know why she thinks David Duchovny is amazing and why you should think so too.

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"Let's get the value of regional Japan out to the world because the world will benefit from it."

In NOW HOW From PKN Tokyo’s recent "Powered by PechaKucha: Tohoku 2020: Building a sustainable Post-3/11 Future"  Adam Fulford uses the word NowHow as a rough translation of "ichigo ichie," a Japanese tea ceremony concept that focuses attention on the unique value of each encounter. "Now" is the only time available to us to take action, and so it would seem appropriate to try to make the best possible use of that opportunity. Adam uses his take on traditional East Asian and Japanese culture to design a "now" whose aim is to improve the survival potential of the amazingly diverse communities to be found, on the brink of collapse, in regional Japan. For his NowHow and Walkshop activities, he brings together international teams whose task is to unearth buried treasure -- while also experiencing the power of "deep Japan" to mend a broken heart. 

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday, March 15th, 2016.

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WAMCO - West Austrian Musical Company

@ VOL 9 ON MAY 12, 2016

Die WAMCO - West Austria Musical Company ist ein Verein der Jugendliche und Erwachsene zum Singen, Tanzen und Schauspielern animieren möchte! Jedes Jahr gibt es eine Musicalaufführung und dieses Jahr zum ersten Mal sogar ein durch und durch selbst geschriebenes und erarbeitetes Stück: AndersWelt - das WAMCO Musical. Die Texte sind selbst geschrieben, befreundete Musiker habe die Musik dazu komponiert, die Grafik, das Bühnenbild, die Kostüme, die Choreographie... alles ist self-made. Premiere ist am 2.Juli 2016.


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An Active Life, Is a Life Well Lived

@ VOL 30 ON MAY 11, 2017

Faced with the ultimate end, Lindsay Somers discusses how her Mother's lust for life even in her final months inspired her to chase her dream. Her work embodies her Mother's spirit and allows it to live on every day.  She bares her heart and soul in this beautiful ode to her Mother, the Thursday before Mother's Day.  

Take a moment to stop and smell the roses, watch the clouds roll across the summer sky, and take a deep breath in the middle of all the bustling about. 


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I Love You Because: Musicals I could talk about for hours but I won't because this thing has rules


A heartfelt, high-speed speech full of passion. The part-time actress and full-time fanatic of musical theatre Megan Barham frequently belts out a song while working as De La Warr Pavilion Duty Operations Officer. This is a breakneck introduction to the world of Musicals by someone who eats, sleeps and breathes them! Be warned - she could talk for hours … 

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The Bechdel Test And Women's Presence In Film

@ VOL 9 ON MAR 08, 2018

D.J., popular culture buff and quiz master Dave Valentine examines The Bechdel Test, which asks if a work of fiction features at least two named women who talk to each other about something other than a man. 

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@ VOL 8 ON APR 25, 2019

Stephany Bagnall talks about her and Tommy's journey that brought their bikes to life. Paying attention to detail to create unique bicycles is what brought all eyes on them. Stephany wants you to remember to give them 5, if they are a tall bike give them 10 because if he falls he is going to ruin your windshield!

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PKN Washington Vol. 8 and 9

PechaKucha Night in Washington DC Vol. 9 was sponsored by The Embassy of Finland, with the embassy itself acting as the venue for what appears to have been a terrific evening of presentations. Organizers Rouzita and Bita Vahhabaghai sent in some photos of the crowd, as well as a look at Vol. 8, which was held this past April at the Embassy of Sweden. It's certainly nice to see PKN acting as a diplomatic link between countries! Below, photos from PKN Washington Vol. 8.

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A Drop-in Clinic for Design Help, Creative Activities in Tohoku, and Hovering in Tokyo

Presentations The Design Walkin -- a project created by Zahra Ebrahim ( and Ken Chong (The Baitshop Inc) and presented at PKN Toronto Vol. 16 -- is a drop-in clinic created to make design and design advice accessible to the general public. ‪ In this presentation (in Japanese, from PKN Sendai Vol. 2), Kazushige Monou talks about his Tsurezure Dan project, in which he tries to produce fun and creative activities in the Tohoku region, with the hope of sharing them with others. Posters There's only one new addition to the Tumblr blog today, and it takes the form of the poster you see above, for next month's PKN Springfield, IL Vol. 8. Photos Today we'll point you to this Flickr photoset from last week's PKN Kingston Vol. 3 (pictured above), and what a night it was. "Our heads are still spinning from the event," says PKN Kingston organizer David Cuthbert. "It went really, really well, and we had our largest event to date, over 200+ (totally unplanned)." We'll share one more photo today, this one in a series that our PKN Tokyo photographer Michael Holmes has been taking for our event flyers (see the first one here). A lovely hovering photo taken near our venue, SuperDeluxe, just before the start of last month's PKN Tokyo Vol. 93. Calendar Here's what you can expect in terms of PechaKucha action this weekend. Tonight (July 13), we start with PKN Chattanooga Vol. 11 and PKN Moscow, Idaho Vol. 2. On Saturday we have the following trio of events: PKN Tulsa Vol. 1, PKN Ostrava Vol. 8, and PKN Nara Vol. 3. Since Monday is a holiday here in Japan and so we won't be updating the blog, take note that PKN Leeds Vol. 12 is taking place on that day, and then on Tuesday you can look to Jacksonville as it celebrates its Vol. 20. 

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Experimenting with Film, Developing Your Acting Skills, and Photos from Tokyo

Presentations Lulu De Panbehchi believes that what is good for her is also good for film. As we discover in this presentation (from PKN Williamsburg Vol. 2), she experiments with different substances' effects in developing her photographs. Torben Jørgensen is an autodidactic actor struggling to apply skills, to make and be part of theatre projects. Listen (in Danish, from PKN Aalborg Vol. 9) to his amazing -- and courageous -- story. Posters There are two additions to the Tumblr blog today, starting with the poster pictured above, for next month's PKN Usti nad Labem Vol. 4. We've also included the poster for the upcoming PKN Vladimir Vol. 9.  Photos We finally get to share our photo gallery [Flickr] -- and on Facebook too -- of last month's PKN Tokyo Vol. 95, with photos taken as always by Michael Holmes. Above from top, our traditional audience group shot, Nooka's Matthew Waldman presenting, and an attendee enjoying her drink.  Calendar Here's what to expect tonight (October 16): PKN Hong Kong Vol. 12, PKN Poitiers Vol. 3, PKN Hjorring Vol. 2, PKN Sacramento Vol. 19, and PKN Helsingborg Vol. 10. Tomorrow you'll find the following five events: PKN Istanbul Vol. 15, PKN Ornskoldsvik Vol. 2, PKN Dallas Vol. 11, PKN Stockholm Vol. 36, and PKN Miami Vol. 19.

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Crossover Innovation

Creative Director Steve Christopher took some time out to attend Table XI's March Table Talks event and discussed MINIMAL: a Chicago-based studio that creates iconic, disruptive, brand-building products and experiences that connect emotionally with users. Steve is part of a collective of multi-disciplinary creatives who consistently deliver new products and brands that translate into sustainable market successes in numerous categories and industries. He discusses MINIMAL's three-part approach to business: acting through consulting, partnership, and incubation. 


CTO tips: positive thinking leads to positive actions

Have you ever been in trouble? Don't you think that every failure leads to a new breakthrough? Every negative situation is a chance for you to turn it to benefit. Three lessons of positive thinking from the rollApp CTO Dima Malenko presented on PKN vol.6 IT in Dnepropetrovsk that help him to be effective in everyday life.   

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Empowering Street Artists, Activating Citizens

Many think of vandalism and graffiti when they hear the words "street art"... But people like Mario Rueda see the city in a very different light. In "Empowering Street Artists, Activating Citizens" from PechaKucha Urban Innovation Month, we learn that public spaces are taken over by advertisements and corporations, but the artists, performers, and musicians who share their creativity and seek to delight fellow citizens are treated like criminals. Book a Street Artist is a platform which seeks to empower artists, and give back the city to citizens. 

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Hydrologic: Where Water, Art & Activism Meet

Water is our lifeblood. We are drawn to water naturally, as we are made mostly of it. Krisanne Baker, ecological artist, water activist, and art educator, presents “Hydrologic: Where Water, Art, & Activism Meet” at PKN Midcoast, Maine Vol. 21 in an effort to raise awareness on behalf of water. She talks about about her thoughts and actions, and the cycles between water's inhabitants and their recipients.

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Retreating Into Silence

“In a lot of ways, the most significant things I have learned have come from experience. In that experience I discovered that there can be both harm and value in speaking and listening, thinking and acting. ” In Retreating Into Silence from PechaKucha Dubuque Volume 2, Speaker Kelly Larson takes us on a journey to explore how she is learning to balance thinking, listening, speaking and acting. She weaves in stories from family, friends, and co-workers around this exciting presentation!

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Rural Arts Activism

In honor of International Day of Rural Women: "These days, arts and artists are mostly urban, this is not news, but whenever things are brought from the wilderness to the country, to the city, they are brought to make a point." In "Rural Arts Activism" from PechaKucha Night Halifax Vol. 21, Associate Professor at NSCAD University Karin Cope presents the many creative opportunities in Halifax to explore the arts to enhance the lives of the members of her rural community.  Karen is a poet, sailor, photographer, videographer, writer, activist, and blogger. Her publications include scholarly works (Passionate Collaborations: Learning to Live with Gertrude Stein,) popular histories (Casting a Legend: The Story of the Lunenburg Foundry), poetry (What we’re doing to stay afloat), short stories, and substantial blogs. A founding member of Art and Activism at NSCAD, Cope is also a community activist on the Eastern Shore of Nova Scotia. 

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Empowering Street Artists, Activating Citizens

"Shouldn't we all pay more attention to the space around us?" In Empowering Street Artists, Activating Citizens from PechaKucha Urban Innovation Month Lisbon, Mario Rueda presents the importance of street artists within our local communities. Many think of vandalism and graffiti when they hear the words "street art", but people like Mario see the city in a very different light. Public spaces are taken over by advertisements and corporations, but the artists, performers, and musicians who share their creativity and seek to delight fellow citizens are treated like criminals. Book a Street Artist is a platform which seeks to empower artists and give back the city to citizens.